Saturday, October 30, 2010

He was the meanest Pumpkin Man and a true Winner

Don't eff with the pumpkin man. Happy Halloween to everyone and all! Fall is my favorite time of the year, and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Actually, anytime there's a possibility of getting free Reese's it's my favorite holiday.

It's been a good holiday so far. Last weekend, a couple of peeps and I went to the Eastern State Penitentiary to be scared, and it was a fun time. That place is very creepy/historic and was probably one of the better haunted houses I've been to. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. This weekend will consist of homework and passing out candy... and eating some of it before it reaches the hands of little ghosts and goblins.

Shout out to Laura Lynn, one of my favorite people on this earth. Fall is also Laura's favorite season. It must be an Aquarius thing : )

For those of you who don't know Laura, she is a gifted medium and visionary who has given thousands of readings during her years in spiritual service. Laura Lyn’s mission is to help people realize love is always the answer. She actively works as an author, spiritual teacher, psychic investigator and psychic–medium. Laura Lyn teaches and shares her message worldwide through media and personal messages. Her guided meditations are not rehearsed or planned, they are channeled live where you may hear angels, guides and wise messengers coming through to help you on your guided meditation journey. Often after the meditation, Laura will explain what she witnessed around the participant during the exploration.

I had a reading done by her a little while ago, and it was nothing short of amazing. She's really good at what she does, and comes highly recommended. I seriously couldn't imagine living the type of life that she has since a little girl. If you are into readings and spirituality, here is the link to her website. ( You will NOT be disappointed!

Happy Halloween from Monster Entertainment LLC. This is definitely a Monster's favorite time of the year! Be sure to stop by and check us out (! There's some really cool scare tactics on our homepage. We hoped to not scare you away forever, so they're not too scary and only there for Halloween. However, be aware when you click! Also, we've added two new, awesome bands to our roster, Phantasm and Case Closed! Please stop by our roster page and check them out. We're very excited and looking forward to working with these guys. They will be officially announced shortly!!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

'Wake Up!'

When a top music executive found out that John Legend was working with the Roots on an album dedicated to social change and activism, he didn't give Legend words of encouragement.

"What the hell are you doing?" is what Legend recalls that executive saying.

Full Article HERE

I find this funny because it's like "Oh yeah? You want to make a song with 50 cent about making it rain and smackin' hoes? GREEN LIGHT!" Then it's like "Wait you want to make an album with The Roots on social change and activism? Seriously? Are you out of your effing mind?"

I would love to know who the exec was. Possibly an Illuminati member? lol I'm seriously curious to know what usual cyclical breeding of negativity he/she's responsible for.

As for the album, I personally can't wait to hear it and plan on bumping the ish out of it.

More on the article... I found it funny that Legend gave his demo to Quest back in the day at a U of Penn event and Quest circular filed it. Another example of A BUSINESS OPP MISSED! A&Rs, Execs, Decision makers take a note to the album title and Wake UP! GET THE BLING OUT OF YOUR EYES AND TURN DOWN THE RADIO IN YOUR SLS AMG there's TALENT a brewin'!


Making the BEST of a situation. Atomic Tom

Still Can't Get Enough of this performance. Watch as "Atomic Tom" performs on a NYC subway.

"In October of 2010, New York's Atomic Tom had their instruments stolen ... fortunately ...they know how to improvise."

The resulting video shot aboard the B train on the Manhattan Bridge got a million views on YouTube in three days.

The single hit No. 83 on the iTunes chart, ahead of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance." And the band's first album hit iTunes' top 10.

"It's pretty crazy," said Benjamin Espiritu, the 24-year-old with the big idea. "I mean, honestly ..."
NY Daily

Full Article Yahoo

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Love Revival Anyone?

If someone ever comes up to you and asks you if you want to have a love revival, say yes.

Last weekend I was able to experience one of my own and I wasn't disappointed.

Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra made me feel like I was 12 years old and at my first concert. The energy was absolutely amazing and the show, THE SHOW was one that I will never forget.

The Story:

It all started when I was sitting down and eating meatballs. I suddenly heard a horn reminiscent of the kind you would hear during a Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans... I thought to myself. "Got-Damn these meatballs are good!" Then I realized even though the meatballs were good, it wasn't about the meatballs! There really was an actual Mardi Gras marching band coming towards my face, but this was no ordinary Mardi Gras band, this was Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra, a 12-piece explosion of righteousness that blends New Orleans party music, Soul in the style of Ray Charles and Al Green, a good helping of jam-bandy Roots Rock and a righteous splash of good, upbeat Gospel without the religious overtones (They like to call it "secular gospel").

I was hooked. My feet were moving, I was dancing and I knew right then and there that I had to make time to see them live that evening. WHAT GREAT PROMOTION!

As stated before... I wasn't disappointed. They put on a great show at the Rusty Rudder, and I will be on the lookout for them to come to Philly to do the same thing. Video below! EN-JOY!

A Child Shall Lead

Brother Joscephus & the LRRO | Myspace Music Videos


Dewey Beach Review

Both DBMC and Chicken Soup are good for the Soul...

All I heard for three days straight, not only coming out of my mouth but out of others as well was, "I'm so happy." There was genuinely a great vibe in the air that I think everyone felt. The mentoring sessions and speed networking sessions were priceless. I believe that I really helped the artists that I spoke with, and it gave me a prime opportunity to network myself. It's places like this where you really get to see the passion behind the music. And, as for the music itself, V. Walls should be proud of her ears. That didn't sound like an indie music conference, it sounded as if it was an indie music awards show. Great artists all around! I don't think I could have ended my summer any better.

That was the quote I gave after returning from what I now think to be one of the best if not THE BEST indie music conference on the East Coast. Once again mad props to Jim Thorpe and Vickie Walls for throwing one amazing shindig. Also, mad props to the bar tender at The Cove... dude knows how to make a drink.

Frank Donato, Me, Steve Szymanski

Yeah, that's me after a couple Jameson and Gingers... see bartender comment above. DBMC truly was a great conference and there truly was a great vibe in the air. And, I'm positive it wasn't from the Irish Whiskey, it was definitely from the great music and networking that went on for three straight days.

Big Ups to the bands/acts/artists that I got a chance to see perform:

Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra

Da Rezarekt

Cliff Hillis

The Quelle Source

Fools For Rowan

Find Vienna

Blair Bodine

Bruce Torres

Also, Big Ups to the others that I didn't get a chance to see, but heard they tore it up.

Rod Kim


Davin McCoy

Avi Wisnia

Glen Landing


Tiva Tiva

The Mechanicals

Also, I would like to send a shout out to Cedar Street Studios Website Great hanging out with you Ted Richardson, you're a good guy! I know I've probably forgot or left someone out... just know that it wasn't on purpose! Much respect and love to all whom attended and performed! See you there next year!